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Worried politicians, State officers flock EACC offices over corruption list

Integrity House, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE
Integrity House, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE 

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has asked politicians and State officers to stop flocking its offices in a bid to find out their fate following last week’s release of a list of those suspected of corruption.

Panicky politicians and state officers have been thronging the Integrity Centre, the EACC headquarter since Thursday when President Uhuru Kenyatta released the list of those allegedly involved in corruption and asked them to step aside.

The commission said in a statement Tuesday morning that it has been ‘under siege’ ever since the report was released by President Kenyatta during the State of the Nation address to Parliament.

“There has been siege at the commission and all manner of speculation as to who is in the report submitted in the National Assembly and their possible culpability,” a statement released by commission partly said.

The commission has consequently instructed politicians and other State officers to wait for an official invitation to appear before its team before going to the offices.

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“I advise that neither affected persons nor their agents should come to the Integrity Centre or other designated commission offices before they are formally invited,” chief executive Halakhe Wakho said.

The commission has prepared a schedule complete with venues where those who have been mentioned will appear before its commissioners and officers for questioning.

The CEO said a formal communication will in the course of this week be sent to individuals who are yet to be interviewed informing them of the schedule. He promised a speedy investigation for those affected.

“We assure all those affected of a just, fair and expeditious conclusion,” he said.

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